Can you say shill bids???
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2003 6:00 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... gory=44112



Wow.



Can anybody explain this one???

  


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2003 6:30 pm 
 

Hmm... not good.  I've had dealings with Clangador before, good seller, so I strongly doubt it's a seller shill; but I doubt he'll have much of a sense of humor if they don't pay.

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2003 9:29 pm 
 

Look at the bids.  



I bet manballtsu bid a crazy amount like $100,000,000.00?



ssu369 comes along and sees sucker willing to pay $10.52 for 6 newer Dragon Magazines and decides to see how high a max the idiot put in.  ssu369 bids it up all the way to $99 and stops, presumably getting nervous they might actually outbid the idiot.  The idiot checks his ebay soon after and realizes he's screwed and changes his bid to $100 just in case someone tries to shill him again.



If clangador is a realy nice guy, my bet is that clangador lets him off the hook by reducing the final cost dramatically.  If not he doesn't see a penny and manballtsu of the (0) rating ceases to exist.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:57 am 
 

It doesn't look like shilling to me.... as the final price was significantly above what you could reasonably expect them to fetch, a shiller wouldn't exceed a realistic price by so much, especially not in the last 12 hours when any retraction would pull all of their bids, not just the last one.



And when manballtsu bid a second time, it could only be to increase their max bid, as reducing a max bid (even if the current bid is nowhere near it) isn't possible.



Just one of those auctions that ends up going for more than it should - there's been a few examples recently.

  
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